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to the closings of u.s. embassies. >> president obama says while the threat is real, the americans should not change overseas travel plans. abc's tahman bradley is joining us from washington with more on what the president revealed overnight. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: diane and john, good morning. worries an attack is imminent. the u.s. military helped evacuate nonessential personnel from the embassy in yemen. and this morning, the military is scouring the streets, searching for al qaeda. the obama administration has reportedly ordered a series of drone strikes in yemen in an effort to disrupt a terrorist plot to attack the american embassy and other western targets. this comes as a u.s. navy reconnaissance plane, circled in search of terrorists. president obama, appearing last night on nbc's "tonight show," did despite the worldwide terror alert, americans should not cancel their overseas travel plans. >> if people are paying attention, checking with the state department or embassy, going on the website before you travel, find out what kind of precautions you should be taking, t
"gma" has been her dream. now, she's heading into the anchor chair with us. >> hey, everybody, are you ready for a good morning, america? >>> good morning, america. all of our viewers in the west. robin and sam off today. great to have ginger here. lara to my right. different angle. we have a lot to get to this morning. including the latest the alarming sinkhole outside of orlando. >> we have live shots right now, from our sister station, wftv, over the huge sinkhole. josh is here with the latest josh? >>> we're going to take a look again at video, it shows that sinkhole swallowing a resort villa, not far from disney world. people woke up in the middle of the night to a great cracking sound and word spread that the building was starting to collapse. everybody was told to get out and fast. another section of that complex is also sinking. all of this happening just a few miles outside of orlando, in the town of clermont. they had no warning. first the lights went out and then chaos. >> we heard some shaking, glass breaking. we thought maybe it was kids running up and down the hall. way.
>>> good morning, america. and breaking now, floods and fires across the u.s. massive downpours overnight, causing dangerous flooding in 16 states. this walmart under water. dozens rescued, including this baby. meanwhile, hundreds of homes are now threatened in the west. >>> breaking overnight. 16 county garage workers in new jersey, set to come forward as the newest powerball millionaires right now. but get this. they are back at work this morning, with their golden ticket. >>> and actress leah remini, taking her battle to a whole, new level. in a showdown with the church of scientology. filing a missing persons report for the church leader's wife. police say, it's unfounded. the church fights back this morning. >>> and going viral. this woman, about to get an unbelievable surprise, when her family sends her on a scavenger hunt in her very own kitchen. what is it in her oven that makes her scream for joy? >> wonder what could be in that >>> very good friday morning for viewers in the west. it's going to be a huge party in the park. up just north of central park, the rain not ke
might be in danger. >> for us to be there at the precise time to interact with him is one chance in a trillion. >> incredible story. >> incredible story. >> lot of red flags actually when the horseback riders were finally talking to police. they said things were adding up. wearing pajama bottoms. >> he had a day pack. not a real pack. >> he said might have been an outdoorsman in california he was not an outdoorsman in idaho. especially in this terrain. people go in. hike and camp for days. >> absolutely. >> to see these two people who didn't have hiking boots on. pajama bottoms on. he was barely wearing hiking gear. they knew right away there was something amiss. >> i hike. there's a culture of hiking. you see somebody on a trail middle of nowhere, you go, hey, how are you exchange a quick like pleasantry. they were looking down. just got a strange feeling. >> strange. one of the horseback riders' wives wanted to go back and talk to hannah. she thought something was a little amiss. the male horseback rider said don't go near them. something was off. they could tell something was
of a brand-new al qaeda plot. reports of a big strike and a chilling plan to use surgically implanted bombs. where the urgent concerns are greatest right now. >>> also breaking this morning, alex rodriguez stares down that historic 200-game-plus suspension from baseball but still heading to the ballpark today as he gets set to appeal, setting up what could be a bizarre scene tonight in chicago. >>> nightmare hit-and-run at one of america's most popular tourist spots. caught on tape, the driver plowing into the crowd. new details about the man under arrest. >>> and sharktacular. look at that feeding frenzy. sam plunging in for a scary face-off with some of the most dangerous predators in the sea. well -- "gma's" super shark week kicks off this morning. >> it is absolutely spectacular. >>> hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. i think sam is taking issue with your "well -- " >> we're glad you made it back from the bahamas in one piece, sam. glad to have you. we have a lot to get to. we'll get right to the terror threat that has americans around the globe on high alert today. those 19 embassie
power. you do not believe egyptian security forces used excessive force at all? >> i cannot say that all of the police are peaceful. of course, there are some exceptions. i cannot say 100%. but i am sure that by and large they try to abide. >> reporter: so no remorse for what happened? >> when you see people dying from your side or the other you cannot say i have remorse. but you feel bad. because this is human blood. when i see egyptians fighting each other they belong to this country. they are brothers. >> reporter: despite being one of america's greatest allies, the prime minister knows the u.s. is now considering cutting off more than $1 billion in aid. what if the u.s. cuts off military aid? >> this will be a very bad sign. it will definitely affect the military for some time. but at least one of the benefit of being human you can survive. >> reporter: despite it all, the prime minister predict there will be free elections here within months. but he also acknowledged the bloodshed may not be over. martha raddatz. abc news, cairo. >>> interesting. saudi arabia is coming out saying th
. a key u.s. ally, seemingly in chaos this morning. right now, a violent crackdown on protesters is taking place in egypt. >> egypt has been the scene of political tension for months. and overnight, things boiled over. abc's tahman bradley joins us with the details. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: diana and john, good morning. the crackdown came from egyptian security forces against supporters of egypt's ousted president mohamed morsi. when those security forces moved in, they did so with volleys of teargas, along with armored cars and bulldozers. the intention was to clear two sites where morsi supporters had been holding protests. their sit-in had entered its seventh week. a statement from morsi's muslim brotherhood party says at least 200 people have been killed. hospital estimates put the number of those injured in the thousands. government tv reports put those numbers significantly lower. and sources tell us that at least 200 morsi supporters have been arrested so far. initially it was though, the government's plan was to surround both camps and allow protesters to leave peacefully
to warn us off. >> millions of parts to join. >> in the 19 30s it cost $77 million to build. seven decades later the eastern span alone will cost $300 million to bring down. the construction will take place by contractors working from the top to mud level at the bottom of the bay. strangely enough in the top section. >> they're studying how the original span was first. >> more carefully because we're more environmental. the steel has lead paint. watch dog agencies will be on hand to make sure none of it calls into the bay. as to what might remain? >> this spokesman shows us a possibility of maybe a nice memorial or a pier. these are artist conception autos dumb question. >> yes. >> will your new memorial will be seismicly sound? >> yes. because it has nowhere to go. >> except history books. >> ac transit is offering bus service to some east bay bart stations to help people get across the bay. bart will be operating around the clock and the ferry is expanding it's sked yu. if you need to drive down load abc 7's waze traffic app to get around the gridlock. >> you may remember last time a bri
's grandfather happened to be former secretary of state james baker, who used his considerable influence to help beat the lobbyists and change the law. new safer drain covers are now required in all public pools. but many older pools, and a lot of backyard pools still don't have them. it is not yet known is usher's pool had one of the newer covers. the good news is his son is expected to make a full recovery. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> been a really tough year for usher. he had the other incident with the older brother down in georgia, jet ski accident, all -- almost fatal. >> 11-year-old brother of the 5-year-old we are talking about. it was his half brother. tamika raymond, the mom, her son from a previous marriage, and it was fatal. he ended up passing away after spending a long time in the hospital. and there is all kind of things going on between usher and his ex-wife. now they're talking about a custody battle. reportedly this is going on she wants custody of her two kids. she feels they're no longer safe in usher's home. it's a really sad time for usher. >> the more you hear
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angeles and san francisco in 30 minutes and cost $20 each way. the mega, megahigh-speed transit line uses capsules in virtually air-free tubes. pulled by magnets, of course. musk claims it could be built in less than a decade. get on that, elon. >>> and finally, a real estate project gone awry. a rich guy in china thought he could build an 8,600 square-foot dream villa on top of the apartment building. >> oh, my. >> you see it there. this is in beijing. he spent years building it. brought in boulders to make it look like a mountain retreat. the problem, it violates virtually every city ordinance possible. they're now ordering him to tear it down. doesn't help that the building is, in factors collap, collapsi the weight of the mountain built on it. the only complaints the building really gets is because the parties are too loud. there you go. >> what were they doing while he was building it? >> followup, followup, followup. >> don't mind me. just a boulder heading through the door. >> another boulder? that's tough. >> nothing to see here, folks. >> i don't know. but about that train. can w
and hygienists use. oral-b. that's my dog ♪ that's my dog ♪ that's my dog >> like to take advantage of the summer weather on the road, the windows open, breeze blowing in. >> sure, why not? our pets love it too. they may not be safe going along for the ride as you may think. abc's david kerley shows us why. >> reporter: there isn't a lot that makes a dog happier than lapping the wind out a car window. more owners worried about pet safety are using restraints. are they safe? look at the crash test dummy dog and how the restraint breaks when the brakes are slammed on. a lot are failing? >> a lot are failing. >> for the last several months, the center for pet safety has been using a third party test lab. a dummy dog using several versions. this research funded by subaru who says one half of its owners are also pet owners. my dog loves to sit in the back seat with the window down. the problem with the restraints. says pet safety center and subaru. no saflt standards. no actual minimums for performance in a car. if you are worried about a product. go to their website and look for their t
is in cairo, live for us this morning. >>> we want to get to details of a serious medical scare for the family of vice president joe biden. his son, beau, in a texas hospital for testing. and jim avila has the latest. >> reporter: a rare press release from the vice president's office overnight, about the health of the vice president's son, beau biden. his symptoms can be considered serious because of family medical history. he's had a stroke 3 1/2 years ago and his father had an aneurysm at age 45. this morning, the vice president's office says the younger biden is undergoing tests at an undisclosed hospital in houston. his famous father by his side. >> he's the father i've always known, the grandfather my children love and adore. >> reporter: the 44-year-old is more than just the vice president's son. the attorney general of his home state of delaware. and an iraq war veteran. he's seen as a rising star in the democratic party. mentioned as a future governor or to one day fill his father's old senate seat. >> first things first, make sure i focus on my family and focus on my job. >> reporter:
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